What to Wear for your Engagement Session

Wedding Planning

January 29, 2020

What to wear for your engagement session

What to Wear for Your Engagement Session

Wedding Planning Tips


Prepping for your engagement session can come with a lot of questions when figuring out what to wear! This post is all about giving my current and future AMP couples advice on how to dress for their engagement session!

So, for all of you AMP Brides out there, here are some tips and tricks that will prepare you for your engagement session! This information is actually coming straight from my Bridal Guide! I love giving my brides resources to help them feel prepared and ready for their experience with me!!

1. Most of my couples choose two outfits for their session, one being fancier and one being more casual! Having two outfits versus one gives you more variety in your portraits and allowing you to truly showcase your personality as a couple!

What to wear for your engagement session
What to wear for your engagement session

2. Coordinating doesn’t mean “matching”. Wearing the same color in a different shade is actually more ideal than trying to find the exact same color! Wearing different colors or shades is even more ideal!

What to wear for your engagement session

3. If one of you is wearing something with a lot of color and pattern, sometimes it’s best to have the other person wear a neutral!

What to wear for your engagement session

4. For the Brides, If you want extra romantic images, consider wearing something long and flowy! I absolutely love photographing fabric that flows in the wind!

What to wear for your engagement session

5.  Feel free to bring something special into the session that reflects you as a couple and what’s important to you! This can be anything from props to animals you love!! This could also include a location that means a lot to you as a couple!

What to wear for your engagement session

6. Don’t over think it! Some of my favorite outfits have been when the guy is just wearing a simple shirt!

What to wear for your engagement session

6. Make sure you are equal when it comes to how formal your attire is. If the bride is wearing a longer dress, the groom should be dressed up as well!

What to wear for your engagement session

7. If you’re wearing plaid, the bigger the better!  Larger plaid photographs better than tiny little checkered patterns. It would be better to have a solid dress shirt than a shirt with teeny tiny patterns. The camera can’t pick those tiny patterns up from far away and sometimes it can make the pattern look funny in the image!

What to wear for your engagement session

8. Last but not least, this is probably the most important tip: Wear attire that is flattering to your figure and your skin tone. We all know that everyone has certain things that look great on them and certain things that aren’t really made for them.  Bottom line, make sure you wear something that you’re comfortable in. Of course, I’m going to teach you how to pose in super flattering ways, but you’ll love your images so much more if you wear an outfit that you’re comfortable and confident in!

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